Hornsgatan Ramblers is a jazz octet from Stockholm Sweden. Their emphasis is on thirties and forties swing, striving after the sound of the small bands of giants, such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Benny Goodman. This paired with the bands’ own adaptations and arrangements of big band originals has given the Ramblers a sound of their own.
By now their music has brought them to countries such as Korea, China, Greece, Italy, Germany, Finland, Turkey, Denmark, Lithuania, UK, Belgium, Netherlands and beyond. And of course all over Sweden.
The band was started in the autumn of 2009, when a couple of swing dancers in Stockholm decided to form a band and to start playing the music that they loved to dance to. The band name comes from a street in the neighbourhood in Stockholm where the world famous Chicago Swing Dance Studio is located – and in which the very first rehearsals took place.
Several of the band members also dance in the renowned swing dance company Harlem Hot Shots, teach swing dancing, and have won and judged numerous dance contests all over the world.
Fredrik Dahlberg, trumpet/vocals
Jens Waltin, piano
Anders Huss, double bass/vocals
Emil Håkansson, trombone
Stefan Persson, drums
Christopher Mair, banjo/guitar/vocals
Wilhelm Novák, clarinet/soprano saxophone
Sebastian Svensson, tenor saxophone/vocals